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Tracey Clayton is a full time mom of three girls. She loves cooking, baking, sewing, spending quality time with her daughters and she’s passionate for writing. She is contributor on High Style Life and her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.”

All kids (and let’s face it all adults) love parties. It’s important to celebrate important events and cut yourself some slack every once in a while. But, for children at least, parties are about more than just entertainment. They can play a significant role in the personal development of your kid. This is especially true for those kids who are struggling at school, going through a hard personal time or just feel left out in general. Families are the key to building self-esteem at a young age and these sorts of festive events are the way to do it.
You’ve probably noticed that green is everywhere nowadays meaning that more and more people are deciding to become responsible citizens of this planet. It’s becoming clear that all things are connected, meaning that every single thing we do every day has an impact on our planet - from eating to cleaning the house to purchasing clothes. Teaching your kids to reduce, reuse, and recycle is very important because “the future lies in the hands of children” is not just a figure of speech.
Getting kids interested in reading is becoming increasingly difficult. Books have to compete with all the other entertainment out there. Their biggest disadvantage is that reading is an active process – it requires full and undivided attention, while most other media can be consumed half-heartedly.
There is definitely no shortage of superhero movies coming out these days. And while some people are becoming annoyed at the sheer amount of them, for parents, superhero movies make a great ally. Why? For a very simple reason – superheroes are great for children and in more ways than one.   The Human Need for Heroes  
Air pollution is still the biggest threat to our planet. Breathing contaminated air has a negative impact on our health, and children are the ones who suffer the most serious consequences. According to experts, air pollution is not only responsible for respiratory diseases, but it can also affect a child’s brain development, create abnormalities and lower the IQ.   Children and air pollution  
One of the many roles of a parent is to teach their child how to be charitable and compassionate. Considering that the sense of compassion and charity is already inside them, all a parent has to do is awake that feeling and help the child awaken it. This shouldn’t be hard, since kids are always so kind and generous. They will always try to console a crying baby, and make them feel better by giving them a toy or a candy. Therefore, all you have to do is guide your children into the right direction and help them learn the power of giving.   Experience It Together  
practical skills kids can learn in high school
High school years mark that tender period when kids stop being kids and start developing into independent adults. Our job as parents and educators is to enable them to become the best version of themselves and fulfill their potentials. This means we have to let them be responsible and learn how to take care of themselves. The sooner they learn how to succeed out there independently, the easier it will be on them.
Ways to Raise a Confident Child
Self-confidence in your child will open the door to a lifetime of happiness and success. Feeling good about themselves will help them reach their full potential. By being positive inside, they can have a positive effect on the world around them. A healthy stream of confident thought will help them achieve a self-image they will be proud of. It will help them get back on their feet when facing obstacles, and cope during tough times. They will be proud of their strengths, always leaving room for improvement. And with the glass always half-full, they will burst with optimism.
Helping your Introverted Child Make Friends
Modern society and our culture are predominantly oriented towards extroverted people and social norms command extrovert behavior patterns. If children are not outgoing, sociable and have many friends and stimulating activities, our culture considers this wrong and even unacceptable. There is an alarming lack of understanding and acceptance of introverts in our culture. We have to realize they are simply different as their brains are wired in a different way and that their behavior is perfectly normal.
The millennium generation has never known a world without the internet, social media networks, and smart mobile phones. They, as well as the world around them, have become too dependent on technology, especially smartphones. Living life through a smart screen today, primarily revolves around apps, games, likes, comments, and messaging on social media networks. Neglecting live interactions can have a negative effect on them, resulting in shyness, social detachment, and undeveloped social skills.

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